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what age are turntable user's lovers

once again i have bought a second hand turntable a project rpm 6sb and love it,
i also bought a new ortofon 2m bronze and i am one happy man i love the sounds i am getting from
my vinyl,so now i am getting on a bit middle 50s i am just curios what age most turntable user's are
and how many young users have taken up vinyl as a music pastime, as everyone says vinyl use has gone up
so what do you think.

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RE: what age are turntable user's lovers

My lover is my wife, but it's as much as my life's worth, to declare her age! Wink
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That's a question you'd better ask the girlfriend directly, but expect a strong if not pithy response.

Not got a turntable, but how could not respond with a thread title like that?

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I'm fifty several and that's not seven :shhh:

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I was 22 when I bought my first TT, 27 when I sold my last.

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Im 35 and been listening to vinyl all my life

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Currently 47 - got back into Turntables 8 years ago.  Had lots of records in the loft from teen/20s years to play and 'inherited' records from family who no longer play theirs.  One day my sister may ask where all her Toyah albums have gone.

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Sorry sis but it's a mythtery to me lol!! :rofl:.....................too much??

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I am 40 and realised the sound I wanted was the sound of vinyl as my father used to play vinyl and continued playing vinyl until I left home. Still contemplating upgrading my current turntable all I know is that I love the sound of Pro-ject TT. Will get a speed box 2 and see if that will settle my mind.

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Im 28 and have only owned my 1st tt for about a year, but my parents had one when i was growing up and always enjoyed vinyl. I wouldnt say im a fanatic as i stream alot of audio into a dac but now and again i like to chill with a bit of vinyl and go and buy some, good fun!

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I bought my first turntable at 18 a Trio 1033 KD (I think those were the right numbers) then upgraded to a Rega 3, Rega arm and Audio Tecnica cartridge, then in my late 20s I bought a Townsed Rock/Excalibur/Audio Technica OC5. I've played my albums (all 600 of them) every week since and this has served me well into my 49th year when I upgraded the cartridge to an Ortofon 2m Black - which is awesome. 

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I bought my first turntable at 18 a Trio 1033 KD (I think those were the right numbers) then upgraded to a Rega 3, Rega arm and Audio Tecnica cartridge, then in my late 20s I bought a Townsed Rock/Excalibur/Audio Technica OC5. I've played my albums (all 600 of them) every week since and this has served me well into my 49th year when I upgraded the cartridge to an Ortofon 2m Black - which is awesome. 

You are in good company, the Trio was also my first TT, and I also then went for the Rega (Rega arm and cartridge). After that it was a Linn Sondek (Ittok + Asak)

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My first TT (first one bought for myself) was a Sansui SR222 MkII with a Grado cartridge. It replaced an old Sugden Connoisseur BD2 with Shure M55 that got 'handed down' from my brother when I was about 14.

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To answer the question, I'm 33 and I'm a vinyl-holic.  I've been using for 25 years, although I've had a couple of periods with no turntable, mostly enforced.

My first turntable was a Pioneer PL12D given to me by Dad when I was about 8 years old with a pile of vinyl, including many albums that have become almost part of me!

Over the years I've always loved the sound of vinyl.  I've had some interesting decks over time - a Michell TecnoDec (which I found strangely sterile), a Thorens TD150MkII AB (which I loved), a Pro-ject Genie/RPM1, a Pro-ject Debut III, a Technics SL1210MkII (beautifully built but ultimately un-satisfying) and a Sansui P-D15 - a very cheaply made Direct Drive that did my listening no favours whatsoever!  No that long ago I did buy a Pioneer PL12D on Ebay out of interest but it wasn't packed properly and was a wreck when it arrived.

On balance my favourite turntables that I've owned would have to be the Thorens TD150MkII AB and a Dual CS503-2.  The Dual wasn't remotely exotic and not even fully manual but it always sounded great and I actually found the (non-replaceable) arm to be more effective than some of the so-called 'better' arms on newer Pro-jects and the like.  Overall I would rather have the Dual than one of the cheaper Pro-jects.

I am currently in the market for a new turntable and I've been considering the Rega RP1 Performance, Thorens TD190-2 (basically a Dual and made in Germany), and the Pro-ject Xpression III.  There isn't a clear winner at present as all three have their plus and minus points!

I think some of it is nostalgia for me.  I grew up getting to know most of my favourite albums on vinyl and for me it is an intrinsic part of the experience.  However, the sound does certainly have something special to offer and some of those albums have never sounded as good on CD.  I'm not particularly interested in swapping arms.  I just want a reliable, almost fit and forget solution that enables me to enjoy listening to and collecting vinyl LPs.

Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Graham Slee Gram Amp 1 - Rotel RCD965BX - Exposure 1010 amp - Dynaudio DM2/6 - Chord Co. Chameleon VEE3/Rumour 2 - Musical Fidelity V90-HPA - Sennheiser HD595

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matthewpiano wrote:
I am currently in the market for a new turntable and I've been considering the Rega RP1 Performance, Thorens TD190-2 (basically a Dual and made in Germany), and the Pro-ject Xpression III.  There isn't a clear winner at present as all three have their plus and minus points!

Hold out for a really good Dual CS-505-4. They come up once in a while. Get one where the owner has kept all the original packaging and the lid is unscratched (always good signs).

You'll save at least £300 compared to a new Thorens TD190-2.

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I'm 45....bought my first turntable about 18 months ago, but had some vinyl from when I was younger and played them on father's.

Have fallen in love with the quality of the sound versus CD and streaming. Even my kids (11 and 13) are now buying vinyl .

One gripe - how do you know if you're getting a free mp3 download with a new vinyl release? It's like opening birthday cards and shaking to see if any money (or download voucher) falls out.

No, I don't work for the Royal Mail >)

 

 

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